.. after a long night on duty, yours truly got up, shaved, and went into town to have a look and play with the new toys.
Meeting new friends first
Then just looking north,
And into the cathedral, today it’s the day here:
And then out, seeing them stroll like they own the...
Used gx9 with less than 200 shots, used sigma 60mm art, lovingly suggested by my dearest while watching them in the shop window to replace my failing e-m10
“It does take your lenses, does it? Much cheaper than the xpro2 beside it too.. do you like it?”
I obliged and later got a refurbished...
So we briefly head south, following the hills near the woods, and we get there.
Booked for a private function, but security is thin for a guy with a smile and a lovely lady who is always on business. Of course we belong, and in we are.
EM102036.jpg by alfrjw, su Flickr
Nice sky as expected...
Again there, but trainless courtesy of a delay - so it's Florence by car for us!
After the mayhem we head straight to Alinari Cafe (named after the photographer brothers, a local institution) for the necessary refreshments and the start of much needed debauchery.
Not alone of course
So we get on the little train, a precious lunch awaits, a short walk away, and more.
There we are - a little early, just the time for a short walk
I'm not the only one with the camera.
Really dangerous shop windows
After, we take our time walking southeast and get there - Santa Croce...
Wake up, it's past midday. Let's have breakfast Over There.
So we hop on the little train and there we are, a walk, a little ogling in the Leica boutique window, and then back.
#gofigure #lovelylady #portrait #afternoon by alfrjw, su Flickr
Ready when you are #portrait #fashion...
Let's say I don't listen to the voice saying to go full esoteric and I don't buy a dp0 and become the first to do Street shooting and available darkness photography using it (or the sd quattro, even more esoteric with its 300MB raw files ).
Let's say I make the sensible choice of...
Hi there everyone, long time no see.
As the forum Elders might imagine, real life issues can be an ostruction to ones picture taking, both in good and bad ways - and I've had both of those - add to it a decent smartphone and most of my pics went that way - with some burts of camera activity...
The 14-42 standard (ie non-pancake) is cheap to get and start taking pictures without worrying about your lens choices: so you'll have the time to learn the camera and to see what you like to shoot.
The 40-150r is also very good for its price, and both lenses focus quite fast on the e-m10 in...
So there I lie, nursing a little headache and playing with the Gujarat folder and my huge processing backlog.
You might imagine where we were yesterday, for a little walk together, and ice cream.
Yours truly., contemplating.
Right after the fact.
Today, just staying home and creating...
Nerrrrrvous, and it shows - so thanks to a little sun I jumped on the train, direction East for a stroll.
I often end up below it, so a look up is a duty
EM102496.jpg by alfrjw, on Flickr
I am not alone, you know. Plenty of people doing the same.
EM102503.jpg by alfrjw, on Flickr...
Hmm, no church so not being allowed to use flash is a non-issue, but I didn't think of a wider perspective apart from a few pics with the 7.5 Samyang.
The only other lens I have wider than the 20mm is the 14-42 olympus kit lens, and it's quite a slow lens while fast focusing on the e-m10...
Alas, funds dictate otherwise.
My gear plan is 20 f/1,7 on the e-m10, 45 f/1,8 on the e-pl3, both at f/2,8 when posed. Maybe the 7.5 fisheye on the e-pl1 borrowed for a few days.
And a flash to learn in the next ten months and use if it looks ok.
And my dearest as formal expert (marrying...
So here comes the tiniest one, asking the dear old uncle.... would you please shoot my wedding?
Just like your vacation pics.... we like it that way
Of course the dear old uncle is just ten years older, but that's enough.
I'll rely on the social smarts of my dearest for picture list...
So I drop my dearest at her office, where she is going to unleash her toothache on the unsuspecting criminal elements of the citizenship who decide to misbehave on Saurday afternoon, and after a short while I'm on the tiny train - eastbound Florence.
Florence, before. by alfrjw, on Flickr
So we get off the minibus, five minutes away from the main road, and he was there for us - waiting to carry us on his cart.
In The Kuchh by alfrjw, on Flickr
Later on, invited to see and hear, while not understanding I sit.
Untitled by alfrjw, on Flickr
And after a while I notice I am...
Hi everyone, it's been a while.
It's that time of the year when the monsoon ends, ad we go figure.
This time we are in Gujarat,with a minibusload of friends, and a few bottles of water.
Mos of my pics will spend next year under process, but I played with the e-m10 wifi and upped some to...
The second, actually, more than half consumed the wrong way.
But before, there was this
EM100016.jpg by alfrjw, on Flickr
Much later, a walk in the park - meet these
EM100059.jpg by alfrjw, on Flickr
Finally tried to see if I could make it work
EM100085.jpg by alfrjw, on Flickr...
In the end..
.. i ended up with the silver one (which handles completely different from the black one, of course).
EM100012.jpg by alfrjw, on Flickr
EM100013.jpg by alfrjw, on Flickr
E-M10 with the lovely old Lumix 20mm f/1,7
Everybody knows that feeling, when everything can be cured by the sudden acquisition of that sweet, sweet new hardware....
Here we are: I'm still shooting with my Mesozoic black E-PL3, mostly with the 20/1,7 mkI and sometimes with the 45oly,7.5samyang, and 1442 oly trimurti.
Once a year I...